Exploring such themes as the spacious sensuality of sea and sky, the exuberance of sprouting seeds, and the mysterious fertility of stillness, Space Between the Stones reflects a quiet yet passionate love affair with the natural world and a friendly fluency with everyday spirituality. It invites readers to step out of the frantic swirl of the modern world and into a realm in which all life is intelligent, all beings are our kin, and we are all naturally creative.
Like Poems of Earth and Spirit before it, Space Between the Stones speaks to our deep kinship with nature, yet this new collection also embraces a broader range of themes, including the mysteries of the creative process and some very personal topics. It also offers simple yet potent practices to help readers deepen their own connections with nature, Spirit, and creativity.
A portion of the sales is donated to TreeSisters, a grassroots network that plants over a million trees a year in the tropics.
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Also available in these unique local stores:
- Santa Cruz: Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Homeless Garden Project store
- Other Central Coast locations: the Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe and Slow Coast in Pescadero
Contact Kai to order multiple copies at a discount or pick them up locally.
Praise for Space Between the Stones:
“Zen poet meets Earth goddess. Kai’s writing is graced by a sense of calm and spaciousness and rooted in an earthy mix of sensuality, playfulness, and wisdom.”
—Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul
“Down to Earth and deeply spiritual… living poetry that invites us to taste the mystery… and the beauty and wonder of life.”
—Bob Stahl, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and four other books on mindful living
“Come to these pages and find refuge—from lives made too busy, from the incessant drumbeat of bad news, from the lure and grip of technology… [here] we can be reminded of our primal connections.”
—Michael Ableman, farmer and author of On Good Land, Fields of Plenty, and Street Farm
“[A] unique voice and mastery of lightness, surprise, humor and profound wisdom… a true gift for these changing times and world.”
—From the foreword by Ian Shamir, author of Advice from a Tree
“These evocative poems and simple practices invite us into a direct and open-hearted relationship with Earth and Spirit that can sustain us and give us hope in these challenging times.”
—Linda Buzzell, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind
“Kai’s poems (and life!) are a deep bow to the Earth. Words of sweet intimacy with trees, flowers, seeds, and rivers spring from her heart and spirit, drawing us into a deeper communion with the beauty and aliveness all around us.”
—Ariana Candell, LMFT and founder of The Earthbody Institute